Chuck is an undergraduate psychology instructor at a local college. On a Saturday night he goes to his favorite bar and runs into one of his female students, Jessica, from his course last semester. They begin to talk and he buys her some drinks and they dance. As the evening progresses they both drink a little too much and she invites him to her apartment, where he ends up spending the night.
What are the ethical implications of this scenario? Does Chuck need to report this to his supervisor? How should he deal with Jessica if she is in one of his future classes? While the question of ethics should be apparent in this scenario, what ethical concerns might be present in day-to-day classroom interactions?
, Review and study this week’s Learning Resources, including the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct website and the Chuck scenario presented in the introduction to this assignment. Consider the ethical implications of this scenario. Think about whether Chuck needs to report this incident to his supervisor. Finally, reflect on strategies Chuck might use if Jessica is in one of his future classes.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post an explanation of the ethical implications of Chuck’s actions in the scenario. Then explain whether Chuck needs to report this incident to his supervisor, providing specific reference to the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct in your response. Finally, explain two strategies Chuck might use if Jessica is in one of his future classes.
Be sure to support your post with specific references to the Learning Resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full, APA-formatted citations for your references.